Paul on Reconciliation … [Read more...]

Why are the Birth Narratives so Different? Part One … [Read more...]

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My Personal Journey … [Read more...]

Mark’s Gospel— The Earliest Gospel … [Read more...]

The Non-Gospel

Niebuhr famously once said about liberal Protestant theology that it promulgated "a God without wrath brings men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through a ministry of a Christ without a cross."I would paraphrase and amplify that to say----According to a predominant liberal view of Christian history, Jesus came into a world that was not fallen, to die a death that was not absolutely necessary, to save humanity from a sin that was neither original nor hereditary nor fatal, … [Read more...]

Winds of Doubt

Used by kind permission of my friend Mark Frontziak. … [Read more...]

Spring Snow Job

Went to Lansdale Pa. to see our son David and his wife Emily. Ended up chopping up blocks of ice with David, blocking the mail box and throwing them on a five foot high pile of ice blocks. … [Read more...]

The Whistler—- Not his Mother

What should we think of whistle blowers, in the political sense of the term? Are they the good guys or the betrayers? For example, what should we think of Chelsea/Bradley Manning or Mr. Snowden, or for that matter Julian Assange? Do they provide a useful service to a democracy of exposing corruption at high levels of government? Should we applaud? Or as they bottom feeders, scum, Judas in disguise, but in this case with diamonds?John Grisham is a master of writing thrillers, and his … [Read more...]